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Northwest Christian Schools of Lacey - COVID-19 Policies and Response

 

Frequently Asked Questions - COVID-19

We will continue to update this page as new information becomes available.

Current NCS Status:

NCS is closed as of Monday, March 16th due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

      • All programs (NCP, NCA, NCHS) were closed on Monday, March 16th.
      • Northwest Christian Preschool and NCA Extended Care continued to provide childcare beginning Tuesday, March 17th with limited hours. These services met social distancing and health recommendations from the Department of Health.
      • All events and activities were postponed.
      • Remote Learning has been provided  beginning Thursday, March 19,  through the end of the school year.

What are the plans for fall?

NCS is closely monitoring the recommendations and guidelines provided by the Department of Health and the CDC.  We are also part of local and national organizations advocating for private schools during this time.  Specific information about our fall program will be provided this summer but our plan is to offer on-site instruction and take precautions to keep our school community safe and healthy.  

Are there guidelines for travel if attending NCS?

NCS International Travel Guidelines (pdf download)

What should I do?

As part of our Governor's recommendations on Monday, March 23rd, families are encouraged to "Stay home and stay healthy." 

Tips for Parents During School Closures (pdf) 

Updated March 30, 2020

NCA 5 B's for Remote Learning (pdf) 

What is NCS doing?

Faculty and staff are providing remote instruction to meet student learning goals through remote learning. In addition, we are working diligently to provide updated communication to our school community.  

Will I be able to come on campus when the school is closed?

The offices are open Monday through Friday from 9am-1pm as of May 26, 2020.  We have coordinated student supply pick up and textbook drop off times.  If you are needing assistance with other items, please contact the office. 

What do I do if I have been in close contact, or may have come in contact with, someone who tested positive for COVID-19?

      • Practice social distancing
      • Sanitize surfaces
      • If you begin showing symptoms, isolate and call your healthcare provider to determine next steps

What are the symptoms of COVID?

Symptoms of coronavirus are similar to flu or colds and may include:

      • Runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, fever, feeling unwell

What you need to know:

We are aware of the rapidly changing nature of this situation surrounding COVID-19 and Governor Inslee’s directive closing all public and private schools. 

Please know that we are in regular and close contact with the local and state departments who are providing guidance regarding our response.  On March 13th, the US President declared a National State of Emergency.  On March 23rd, Governor Inslee mandated orders for "Stay home and stay healthy." 

We continue to closely monitor the situation, and we are committed to communicating any changes we become aware of regarding school operations.

If you have questions about what is happening in Washington, how the virus is spread, and what to do if you have symptoms, please call the Washington Department of Health at 1-800-525-0127 followed by #. Visit their website at doh.wa.gov >>

Local, State, and National Resources

For the most up to date information, please check the following websites:

Thurston County Health Department:

https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/phss/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

Washington State Department of Health:

https://www.doh.wa.gov/

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction:

https://www.k12.wa.us/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html